Movies like When a Man Loves a Woman

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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
 6.5
 22K
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: sentimental, emotional, intense, sad, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, surprise ending, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholic, family, family in crisis, family values, rehabilitation, romance, life is a bitch, weakness, addiction, yuppie, husband wife relationship, tragedy, single father, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, family problems, step parent, crumbling marriage, hopes, couple relations, irresponsible, step siblings, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, denver colorado, mexico

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Most similar movies to When a Man Loves a Woman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, sentimental and touching films with plots about storytelling, couples, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, relationships and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like When a Man Loves a Woman: Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Indecent Proposal (1993), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), Bounce (2000), Dying Young (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: depressing, sexual, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, loneliness, addiction, self destructing, prostitute, social misfits, suicide, casino, romance, human nature, unlikely relationship, love at first sight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, usa
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100%
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Robert Redford stars as billionaire John Gage, who offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband (Woody Harrelson) $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife (Demi Moore).
Style: sexual, sexy, emotional, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: millionaire, cuckold, gambling, adultery, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship, sex scene, family problems, infidelity, sexual relations, age difference, rich man ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholics anonymous, addiction, secretary, rehabilitation, alcoholic, public relations, romance, couples, family problems, destructive relationship, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 21K
Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: widow, destiny, romance, haunted by the past, love and romance, starting over, hopes, husband wife relationship, advertising, airport, family, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, palm springs california, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
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Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, doctors, life & death, leukemia, couple relations, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Message in a Bottle (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: haunted by the past, love letter, single parent, anonymous letter, romance, sailboat, sailing, love, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, new york, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 17K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, touching, depressing, twists and turns, sentimental ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, support group, rehabilitation, alcoholic, irresponsible, introspection, life is a bitch, hopes, husband wife relationship, teacher, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, romance, love affair, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.8
 7K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, doctors and patients, fall in love, forbidden love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 192K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, relationships, true love, power of love, memory loss, wooing, couple relations, marriage, amnesia, newlyweds, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, architect, adultery, infidelity, couples, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, romance, relationships, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, california, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: relationships, happy ending, romance, couple relations, love, divorce, women, infidelity, bittersweet, couples, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 14K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, couples, fall in love, resort, couple relations, hopes, starting over, love and romance, sexual content, blindness, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 1K
Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, couples, family problems, church, friends, tragic hero, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Woman Who Drinks (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: À la veille de ses derniers instants, une femme se remémore son passé d'alcoolique. Elle revoit toute sa jeunesse dont une cuite qui, à 46 ans, lui a coûté tout ce qu'elle avait. «La solitude, le vieillissement sont des thèmes qui ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, drunkenness, social differences, fall in love, life is a bitch, couples, infidelity, love affair, elderly, aging, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, crumbling marriage, romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, couple relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, mentally unstable, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 34K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, romance, love, college, class differences, young love, terminal illness, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, middle age romance, romance, hotel, parents and children, love story, infidelity, couples, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
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Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, small town, starting over, family relations, family problems, infidelity, couples, hopes, fall in love, lovers reunited, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, american football, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, domestic violence, therapy, family relations, poet, football, haunted by the past, self discovery, island ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Regarding Henry (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, memory loss, amnesia, lawyer, starting over, maid, family relations, disability, redemption, parents and children, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, romance, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, hopes, introspection, life is a bitch, cross country, character study, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, memphis, new york, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, affectionate, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, lovers apart, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, england, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: romantic, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, parents and children, happy ending, love and romance, interracial romance, family relations, romance, post war, estate, family values, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, opposites attract, age difference, couple relations, terminal illness, love story, love, unlikely couple, fall in love, womanizer, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, grandmother, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 314
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, interracial relations, athlete's life, romance, hopes, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 146K
Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: suicide, romance, young love, death in the family, relationships, 9/11, tragic event, family relations, loss of loved one, parents and children, fall in love, loss of sibling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, 2000s, year 1991 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, fall in love, love and romance, couples, alcohol abuse, love triangle, siblings relations, society, friends, nobility, oxford ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%